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For bibliomaniacs, there is no cure
Literary hoarders were once seen as antiscocial but historians thank them now

Berry, Lorraine

Publisher:  The Guardian Weekly
Date Written:  10/03/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article

An essayist looks into the curious pastime of book collecting, as well as her own lifelong passion to grow her collection.


Excerpt: When I was a young woman, I drew a sort of perverse pride from my willingness to skip a meal or two in order to afford books. Soon enough, with the ubiquity of credit card touts on campus, I could buy both books and meals. I justified my increasing debt as necessary for my education, and joked with friends that while others spent their money on cars and expensive clothes, anything of value that I owned was on my bookcases.


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